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Table 4 Emerging themes and subthemes

From: Acceptability and feasibility of a virtual community of practice to primary care professionals regarding patient empowerment: a qualitative pilot study

THEME THEME THEME
Novel kind of training Benefits for patient empowerment Difficulties using vCoP
SUBTHEMES SUBTHEMES SUBTHEMES
 Flexible accessibility for learning
 Provision of useful materials in consultation
 Information based on evidence
 Possible ways to address problems
 Motivation for learning
 Opportunity to reflect on their own clinical practice
 Share tips and demonstrations.
 Interaction / exchange of experiences among professionals
 Resources to motivate the chronic patient
 Technological difficulties
 Tutorials that do not facilitate the use of the platform
 Information in non-native language
 No availability of time to access the work environment
 Little ease for access from home